FABC emphasizes triple dialogue with the poor, Asian cultures and
religions, as a way to evangelize Asia. These dialogues can greatly contribute
to the creation of a peaceful community in Asia. The Asian Peace
Community is a project to create a new Asia, that hasn't been done yet.
First, in order to develop effective pastoral activities within the church, the
vast region operates in several small centers. Second, when Asian countries
speak of a political, security and economic community, the church should
refer to the human rights community. Human rights are the ultimate goal
of peace. Therefore, we need to urge the enactment of an Asian human
rights law that guarantees the right to peace. Third, the peace fund should
be collected and used to minimize economic and social inequality in Asian
countries. It should also urge Asian countries to reduce their armaments
and use the reduced cost for the Asian Common Peace Fund. FABC leadership and the solidarity of churches for the formation of a
peaceful community in Asia can be a model of cooperation for Asian
countries. If so, FABC will represent Catholicism throughout Asia and will
be able to serve as a strong advisor to the Asian community in the future.
FABC has a mission to create another alternative peace community in Asia
that is different from Europe. It is a task and a religious mission for the great
historical transformation of Asian civilization.
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